(Answer) (Category) distributed.net Faq-O-Matic : (Category) The keymaster and keyservers : (Answer) What type of hardware runs the keymaster?
They keymaster is the central server for our network and ultimately tracks the work that is sent out or received.

The current keymaster hardware is:

  • 1RU Rackmount Dual-Opteron
  • FreeBSD
  • 20GB RAM
  • Supermicro H8DAR-T motherboard
  • onboard Adaptec HostRaid 6041
  • 3 x 1TB drives ZFS
Prior to that:
  • Dell PowerEdge 2550
  • 2U rack mount
  • Dual processor, Pentium III 927Mhz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 70GB SCSI RAID-5
  • Operating system is FreeBSD 4.5
  • Purchased 2001-05-09
The previous keymaster hardware (named Topanga):
  • Rack-Mount 4U Case
  • Asus P2B-LS motherboard. Intel Pentium II-400
  • Cheetah 18Gb Drive
  • 256Mb DIMM
  • Operating System is FreeBSD
  • Purchased 1999-07-15
Prior to then, the keymaster ran on bovine's personal desktop (named bovine.st.hmc.edu):
  • Operating system was Windows 98 and Windows 2000.
  • Put into service 1997, taken out of service 1999-07.

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